(Thinking) No, sir! I’m gonna make something of myself. I’m going to night school, and one day, I’m gonna be somebody! Like a… Congressman! Now *that’s* a good idea! I could run for Congress. They’ll see, I *will* be a congressman! I’ll be the most powerful congressman in all Illinois, and I’m gonna clean up that town… [stands tall with a hand over his heart] Congressman Rodney Davis, I like the sound of that.”
“I started out mopping the floor. But now… now I’m washing lettuce. Soon I’ll be on fries; then the grill. In a year or two, I’ll make assistant manager, and that’s when the big bucks start rolling in.”
Rich, you should have a “like” icon on your blog a la Facebook. There are some really hilarious comments today. Including yours. Definitely appreciate the “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and OW’s “Back to the Future” references. Good stuff!
Too - what does that matter?! How do you know that Rodney’s dad didn’t pay him minimum wage? My grandpa farmed hundreds of acres before he retired and he paid me LESS than his hired help for the same work and same hours.
Rodney on the economy and jobs: “As I travel around the 13th District, jobs is the number one issue on the minds of mothers and fathers trying to support their families, recent college graduates trying to start their first career, high school kids looking for a part-time job and seniors who need some extra money just to get by.” I always tell them, “Hey, why don’t you drop your application off at McDonald’s. I’ll put a good word in for you with Don.”
“Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.”
I worked at the McDonalds in Washington, IL back at age 15 when they allowed a lower minimum wage for youngsters to get their feet wet in the real working world. Didn’t make a living at it, but I did get my first car, a $600 1980 Dodge Colt, and insurance.
A young Rodney Davis was shocked when his dad told him he needed to leave the family business and go work for George Ryan. “Listen to Mr. Ryan, he will teach you everything you need to know to make it in Washington. Respect him like you respect me. But remember, son, no matter how high you climb, and no matter how moderate your district, you will still be working for the family. One day, and this day may never come, but one day, the CEO of McDonald’s may call on you for a favor. If this day comes, you will insist that raising the minimum wage cuts jobs. Always remember that and you will never flip another burger again.”